We spend plenty of time on the internet. Most of our online time is spent scrolling through our social media feeds, watching videos and browsing the internet.

While these are not necessarily a bad way to spend your time online, there are more productive ways to spend your time online. Some of which could grow your career and earn you more money.

Yes, there are legit ways to make money online; not the get-rich-quick schemes that often turn out to be scams and which could even wipe out your entire savings if you are too credulous.

Here are some productive ways to spend your time on the internet.

Job search

The internet is rich with job advertisements and career advice. In fact, most companies no longer put classifieds on the dailies anymore but instead post it on their websites.

To even make your job site simpler, there are numerous job sites which scour the web (so you don’t have to do it) and put all these information on a single website. From these platforms you can then filter down to precisely what you are looking for depending on your skills and qualifications.

You can find anything from temporary jobs to permanent employment, part-time engagements to contract jobs. You can set up email notifications in most of these sites so that you get alerts only when jobs you are interested and which match your qualifications come up, proving once again that the internet is a gift that keeps on giving.

There are several other tools on the internet to help you grow your career like motivational videos, interview tips and easy access to successful professionals in your field through social media. Better yet, there sites like Salarieshub.Com which help compare the salaries for various professions in different countries.

In summary, the internet has everything you need for your career.

Learn new skills

Learning in-demand skills in one of the most productive ways to spend your time online. There are a number of sites like Udacity and Coursera which offer well-tailored courses in programming and artificial intelligence. Not that they are only limited to technology, there business, photography and art lessons too.

The internet has enabled people to attend online universities and graduate with degrees that are recognizable and reputable like any other earned from a traditional classroom environment.

Earn money online

There many ways to earn money online if you are willing to put in the work.


  1. Paid surveys

They are survey sites like Survey Monkey and Swag Bucks that send you short surveys to take and pay $1 for every completed survey. Don’t quit your day job yet as the earnings are little, as you can see, and the work may be intermittent.

  1. Work online

All you will need is a reliable internet connection and you can begin working online. You can teach online classes on platforms like Udemy if you have the skills that they require. You can also become a freelance web developer or writer or any work that you can do remotely including being a virtual assistant.

  1. Blog

Start a blog and you can make money off it through sponsored posts, affiliate marketing and placing ads from which you earn a commission.

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